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Balochistan, a tale of singular narratives

Asif Magsi My fellow journalist, Irshad Ahmed Mastoi Baloch, was killed in broad daylight at his office in Quetta. He was one, of few, brave journalists who would criticise the establishment’s unjust policies towards Balochistan. His fellow trainee reporter, Abdul Ghulam Rasool, and a serving accountant, Mohammed Younus, also lost their lives in the incident. I cannot believe or understand ...

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Growing extremism and acid attacks in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch The growing extremism and alarming steps being taken by radicalised outfits are a great menace to all people in Balochistan where, once again, Baloch women are confronting acid attacks. The recent three attacks on 12 women within 10 days in Pishin, Quetta and Mastung have proved that extremists in Balochistan not only target kill the Hazaras ...

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Baloch Celebrate Eid by Protesting Against Kidnappings

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Eid is the Muslims religious festival to celebrate joyously and wish others happiness and peace. While the Muslim world and other parts of Pakistan rejoice during Eid with their relatives, a number of Baloch families including men, women and children gathered in Quetta to protest against the enforced disappearance of Baloch people. The Voice for Baloch Missing ...

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Girls’ Right to Education Threatened in Balochistan

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch Threats to girls for abandoning education in Pakistan’s Panjgur district and in other areas of Makran, has unfortunately failed to gain media attention or response from International human rights organizations. Tanzeem-ul-Islami-ul-Furqan, is another Boko Haram in Balochistan, that has got forcibly closed down all private running schools and English learning centers in Panjgur district opposing coeducation ...

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Boko Haram in Balochistan

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch Everyone knows about Nigeria’s Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram who kidnapped more than 200 girls in Chibok last month. Known for its offensive acts against girls education, Boko Haram is also notorious for targeting education institutions, churches, mosques, and police stations. However, few pundits and analysts have noticed another Islamic extremist organization that is forcing schools to abandon educating girls ...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Journalists in Balochistan

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch Pakistan is known as one of the most dangerous areas for journalists. In particular, one of Pakistan’s provinces, Balochistan, has become the epicenter of violence against journalists where more than 34 have been killed in last six years. Most of these journalists were abducted and later killed. Relatives of these journalists and reporters allege that Pakistani ...

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Press Freedom Day Must Recognize the Plight of Journalists in Balochistan

By Mir Behram Baloch May 3 is universally celebrated as press freedom day to raise the voice for freedom of expression and create awareness about the importance of press freedom. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day to remind governments about their obligation to respect the right of free expression. However, when we observe Pakistan’s treatment of press freedom we find ...

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The Pathetic State of Journalism in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Despite being rich in terms of its natural resources and significant due to its geostrategic location, Balochistan has remained the most backward of all Pakistani provinces. Balochistan also lags behind in terms of standard of journalism practiced here. The province does not get sufficient attention in the national media whereas there is a tremendous need for ...

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Missing Balochistan in Mainstream Media

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan in terms of area and smallest in  population, replete with natural resources. No doubt, Balochistan has great contribution in development of Pakistan by dint of its mineral resources, mainly, natural gas, copper and gold reserves. However, the people of Balochistan suffer from extreme poverty, diseases, economic exploitation and immense human ...

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Book Review: A Battle field For Balochistan

By Baloch Khan “A Battle Field for Balochistan” is newly published book of Yousaf Ajab Baloch, a young journalist and human rights activist. Yousaf is also editor of The Balochistan Point, an online English newspaper of in Pakistan and Sub-editor at Monthly Bolan Voice, a wildly circulated English magazine in Balochistan.   The book has been revealed after critical thinking and ...

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